1955 cj5. Would like some solid advice how to swap my 4 cyl to a strait 6 out of a 1996 xj. Want to keep the stock 3 speed that's in it. Has overdrive added to trans. Hope there is a bellhousing adapter out there someone knows of. Thanks
Sorry, like Matt says, it is too long to fit. Jeep used a Buick V6 in some, but. I am not sure what they had to do to make that fit as far as body mods go.
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You also have the option of a modern 4 cylinder.
Either the V6 or modern 4 will be an upgrade in power from the existing F head. Rear wheel drive Buick V6 engines are getting hard to find. The better choice would probably be a V6 Vortec.
Adapters for standard Ford and Chevy engines are available. Remember, a swap will require more than a simple bolt in, however, a 4 or V6 would minimize the effort.
Also be aware, the stock steering and brakes are marginal at best. Getting your rig up to 65-70 MPH with the new motor may very well push your existing systems outside their safety envelope.